Current IONS Chair Admiral M Nizamuddind Ahmed, (TAS), OSP, ndc, psc attended WPNS 2016 hosted by Indonesian Navy on 12-16 April 2016 in Padang, West Sumatra.

The events were composed with an international fleet review (IFR) 2016, and 15th Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) and 2nd Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo or Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo (MNEK) 2016. MNEK 2016 theme was “Readiness and Cooperation for Peace” and participating navies exercised on maritime peacekeeping operations scenarios. The event was participated by 35 countries; amongst them many were IONS nations.

Bangladesh Navy Ship SOMUDRA AVIJAN also participated in Multilateral Maritime Exercise and International Fleet Review.